Post boxes to get Olympic gold makeover

Thursday August 2, 2012

Royal Mail has announced it will paint some iconic red post boxes gold to honour Team GB and Paralympics GB's Olympic gold medal success.

Using a box near Westminster Abbey in London, Royal Mail has already trialled the idea. 

Within days of a win, a dedicated team plan to have transformed the specially selected post boxes.

Wherever possible they will be located in the winning athlete's hometown, or both hometowns for a team of two.

For teams of more than two, a location relevant to all the members will be chosen to showcase the triumphs.

Team GB currently have two gold medals, following rowers Helen Glover and Heather Stanning's race on Wednesday as well as Bradley Wiggins' cycling win.

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